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Download Reports to a .pbix file

Have the ability to download Reports from the service to a local .pbix file that can be modified in the designer application.

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  • Vishrut Shukla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need ability to download a report as .pbix which was created in the Power BI Service not n Desktop client. When is that coming?

  • Gavin Broughton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'll add to this as many others have - We need to be able to download a report was created in Power BI Service or that are owned by people who have left an organisation with no handover. Basically the Office365 global admin at least should be able to have an admin view all reports that exist in an organisation.

  • amurias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not complete yet. We need to be able to download a report was created in Power BI Service

  • Darius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This basic function should've been built in a long time ago. Why is Microsoft always releasing half butt finished products? Flow doesn't even allow for creation of variables and it's supposed to be an automation tool lol. Get your poop together MS.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    This still doesn't work yet, I can't download reports created in Power Bi service and import it into PowerBi Desktop. The button to download the Pbix file is greyed out

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not completed yet, as I am still unable to export a report created in Service - any updates on when this functionality will be added as well?

  • Eric Sobczynski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please get working on this enhancement request. I'm spending way too much rewriting reports because of the limitation. We try to download reports to move to different workspaces. Can't move between workspaces...try downloading copy and republish...oh can't do that either. Please PowerBi create usable features so IT can manage this better for end users!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Dittmar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Today I wasted a bunch of my time due to limitations in Power BI around this area:

    A SVP at my company created a report in off a cube. He then wanted to share it with our CEO. The CEO doesn't have access to the area where the report was created & we don't wish to complicate his experience in PowerBI by adding a group.

    Since you can't migrate/share/copy a report between workspaces - I went to download it.
    Since the SVP created the report in - I couldn't download it.
    Since it was a requirement to get the report to the CEO - I got to manually re-create the report in the desktop version so I could publish to a different workgroup.

    There are much better uses of people's time than this! I hope that you will allow all reports to be downloaded soon! And if the report cannot be loaded - then I hope you will support the ability to move reports between workspaces.

  • Michal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still not available for service content packs so cannot implement Row Level Security for reports created from service content packs.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    what happened to this feature. Came it today and it's not working!!
    We depend on this feature now to maintain reports without having to keep local versions.
    Please help.

  • Jim Lenox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When downloading a report to .pbix file .. can there be the option to include the .pbix data, or just refer to the service data model ? It will help greatly with maintenance of reports and copies of datasets. Thanks,

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This isn't complete. To quote Amanda Cofsky: "For now, the preview feature can only download reports that originated from Power BI Desktop ... we plan to extend this feature to other types of reports." From

    This feature should work for all reports, not just an arbitrary subset of them.

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